Wednesday, March 28, 2007


I had a lovely evening yesterday. Marty and Robin invited me to go with them to see Delirium, one of Cirque de Soleil's traveling troupes. We had a pleasant meal with good food and good talk before the show. My nieces and nephew, unfortunately, got hung up in traffic on I-20 (two accidents) on their way from Ruston and missed the meal.

They were waiting in the parking lot, however, when we arrived. So the second "good thing" was getting a chance to see the three of them.

Then, from the minute the lights went out, we were all entranced. It was visually stunning. Too much to look at, no matter where you looked something was going on. You'd have to see the show more than once to see it all.

Afterwards, we all babbled about the various performances and agreed (well, all the women, anyway) that we preferred the shows with a stronger story line. Which took nothing away from our joy in the performances and the special effects.

After the show, Marty overheard one man say, "I want the hula girl." To which someone replied, "We ALL want the hula girl!"

The "hula girl" put on a remarkable performance with hula hoops and was certainly a sultry-looking male-oriented vision.

A fantastic experience, that only whets the appetite for more magic.

You can watch the rehearsal film clip here.

There is a certain irony to the title, eh, Marty?


  1. This sounds like quite a unique experience. I watched the clip and I would have to agree that it is! Very interesting!

  2. Amazing! Just the glimpse was exciting. Thanks.

  3. So ... the hula girl did her transfixing thing on stilts? That takes a special kind of charisma, I should think!

  4. Sounds like great fun. You deserve a night out!

  5. Conni -I love the acrobats and the costumes (although Delirium's costumes were quite tame in comparison to some of the other shows). The graphics and special effects were wonderful!

    Nellie - It really was quite thrilling. I've seen Varakai on television, but being there in person is quite an experience.

    ACey -No, no, there are no pictures of the hula girl. She had a skimpy, seductive costume. No stilts on hula girl. :)

    Rian - It was great fun!

  6. I adore Cirque du Soleil - go whenever and where ever I can.

  7. I've been lucky enough to see a Cirque de Soleil performance ... how fun!


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